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How to use hem in a sentence
After some hemming and hawing, Yusaf finally replied with, “Why do you have to insult the Prophet?”
After much hemming and hawing—because everything moves slowly in the palace—they said yes.
In 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed full-on, no-hemming-or-hawing pot legalization by large majorities.
After much hemming and hawing, he finally settled on a single word to describe the finale: "victorious."'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan Reveals the Finale Will Be "Victorious"|Andrew Romano|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After 500 pages of hemming and hawing by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Roethlisberger was never criminally charged.
She made a little moue at me, and went on hemming the curtains, getting up now and then to measure them.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
But to think of the difference between Parson Hemming and Mr. Gray!My Lady Ludlow|Elizabeth Gaskell
Mother could hardly use it again even for hemming floor-cloths.Queensland Cousins|Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
The manufacturer did not reply, and the professor, after a preliminary hemming, held his peace.A Traveler from Altruria: Romance|William Dean Howells
Miss Hemming, the future Mrs. Guy, was by no means deficient in peculiarity from his people's point of view.Witching Hill|E. W. Hornung